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If you own Photoshop/Bridge/CameraRaw-I'd use whatever platform you have the Adobe license for. Most of the time I only need to whip out CameraRaw, and don't bother with Pshop.
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post #12 of 17
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That's not bad at all I could probably get a few printed and delivered for a couple dollars then. And I feel dumb cause I new A4 as standard paper but thought it was different in this photo world lol.
It's fine, lol.
post #13 of 17
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If the pictures were imported with RAW then every program has to do something to them in order to display them. Every program will differ slightly in this respect, but it's usually canon's own software that is best at this.

Of course, if you set your own default import settings in lightroom right you could technically get better photos, as the RAW file is exactly the same. The canon software probably just has better default settings.

If you own lightroom for mac, why are you using iphoto at all? Just use LR to import and export them. Just remember that LR is non-desctircuve editing until you export, or choose to edit in CS5.
I know that Adobe has to reverse engineer RAW formats from various manufacturers so that ACR can open and edit them. This why manufacturers' own software displays and converts better. IMO Canon's DPP is much better at conversions than any Adobe software. I use LR/PS either when DPP doesn't have the tools I need or when it's a large batch of photos that need editing (LR is awesome for this).
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I know that Adobe has to reverse engineer RAW formats from various manufacturers so that ACR can open and edit them. This why manufacturers' own software displays and converts better. IMO Canon's DPP is much better at conversions than any Adobe software. I use LR/PS either when DPP doesn't have the tools I need or when it's a large batch of photos that need editing (LR is awesome for this).
Thank you. Perhaps I should try and get more familiar with my canon tools then. I just assumed adobe was better. I really need to learn what everything does in both programs haha.
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post #15 of 17
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Thank you. Perhaps I should try and get more familiar with my canon tools then. I just assumed adobe was better. I really need to learn what everything does in both programs haha.
With some finagling, ACR can produce very good conversions, but the quality of the colors is way better with DPP.
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post #16 of 17
The thing about LR is, to use it effectively, you need to be able to base your whole workflow around it. It can do pretty much everything and then some that iPhoto or the Nikon/Canon software does and very quickly too once you get a hang of it. I wouldn't bother spending time worrying about the minuscule differences of how the images are being converted.

If you're going to be shooting in RAW and converting it to JPEG anyway without taking advantage of the processing capability of RAW, then it would be beneficial for you to just shoot in JPEG to begin with. That way you can apply how you want it processed from the camera and you can get a good look as to what the picture is going to look like as opposed to the flat and dead looking RAW.
Edited by Affinity - 10/21/11 at 7:43am
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The thing about LR is, to use it effectively, you need to be able to base your whole workflow around it. It can do pretty much everything and then some that iPhoto or the Nikon/Canon software does and very quickly too once you get a hang of it. I wouldn't bother spending time worrying about the minuscule differences of how the images are being converted.

If you're going to be shooting in RAW and converting it to JPEG anyway without taking advantage of the processing capability of RAW, then it would be beneficial for you to just shoot in JPEG to begin with. That way you can apply how you want it processed from the camera and you can get a good look as to what the picture is going to look like as opposed to the flat and dead looking RAW.
I want to learn to effectively PP my photos and the way I was doing it with iphoto really took a hit to the overall photo in my eyes. I played around more with DPP from canon and I really just need to go through it more and learn. I'm convinced it was just the import from iphoto that did a terrible job as the photos i imported with DPP then loaded to LR looked fine.

Thanks for all the help guys.
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